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AccorHotels today signed a management agreement with Nakheel which will lead to the opening of PALM360, a two-tower development on the world famous Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences PALM360.
Set to open in 2021, PALM 360 will be the first beachside resort for Raffles in Dubai and the tallest structure on Palm Jumeirah.
At almost 260 meters high, PALM360 will offer unobstructed views of Palm Jumeirah, the Persian Gulf coastline and Dubai skyline.
Its centrepiece will be a 155-metre long sky pool, connecting the towers 170 metres above the ground, from where guests can also enjoy the uninterrupted views from an unique vantage point.
The hotel component will offer 125 hotel rooms and suites, whilst the 359 branded residences – including 16 branded penthouses that will each have their own private infinity pool, gym and cinema – will be available for purchase.
Residence owners will be able to enjoy a concierge service, private transportation and in-residence dining. They will also enjoy global VVIP status through an exclusive Ownership Benefits Program
The hotel and residential complex will feature a host of high end dining outlets, including two rooftop restaurants commanding sweeping views, and a waterside restaurant. A speciality restaurant will provide a venue for lavish culinary presentations throughout the day and a specially-designed lobby lounge will serve top-flight fare in luxurious surroundings.
Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said, “Palm Jumeirah has quickly evolved into one of the most sought-after addresses in the world, offering the ultimate in luxury living and leisure. PALM360 will further enhance the island’s global appeal, which already attracts millions of visitors each year. We are delighted to partner with AccorHotels for this awe-inspiring development that will take our rapidly-growing hospitality portfolio to new heights, and become the luxury destination of choice for discerning travellers the world over.”
Sébastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO of AccorHotels, said, “Raffles is a brand that is synonymous with legendary levels of service combined with enchanting design and amenities. These qualities have made the Raffles brand successful as Raffles Dubai celebrates 10 years since opening its doors and welcoming its very first guests. Meanwhile Raffles Singapore, will reopen this summer after an extensive refurbishment to celebrate its 130th anniversary. Drawing on this timeless essence and history, we are confident that Raffles The Palm Dubai will also become a remarkable addition to the Raffles collection and a must-visit property in global travel.”
Located on Palm Jumeirah’s 11km crescent Boardwalk, PALM360 is close to upcoming attractions such as The Palm Promenade, The Pointe and Nakheel Mall, with Dubai’s key business and leisure hubs within easy reach
PALM360 joins 16 other hotels that form part of Nakheel’s USD1.3 billion hospitality expansion programme that is set to deliver close to 6,000 rooms and hotel apartments across Dubai. The first two hotels, at Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Mall, opened last year, with the rest under construction or development.